What a difference a year makes. Last year, I attended the SD Festival of Books as a wanna-be author.
This year, I’m attending the Festival in Deadwood as a published author with two Western romance novels to my name.
Last year, I attended panel discussions and presentations by authors from all over the country. I connected with two authors who provided invaluable information on writing and publishing. And I listened to authors who collaborated on fascinating projects.
This year, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with those authors, along with friends who are authors. I also plan to attend a few presentations. Since the publication of Proving Her Claim, I’ve participated in several book fairs and author events. One of the benefits of these events is the opportunity to talk with other authors about their journeys to publication and how they connect with readers. I see every one of them as mentors in my own path to publication.
I’ll be signing and selling copies of Proving Her Claim at the Festival. I’ll also preview the next book in the “Claim” series: Lone Tree Claim. If you plan to attend the South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood, please stop by and say hello.